Adenanthos forrestii F.Muell.
S.Sci.Rec. 2:230 (1882)

Conservation Code: Not threatened
Naturalised Status: Native to Western Australia
Name Status: Current

Brief Description
Grazyna Paczkowska, Tuesday 25 July 1995

Erect, lignotuberous shrub, 0.3-1.3 m high. Fl. red & cream/cream-yellow, Apr to Jun or Aug to Dec. White/grey sand over limestone. Coastal dunes.


Beard’s Provinces: Eremaean Province, South-West Province.

IBRA Regions: Coolgardie, Hampton, Mallee.

IBRA Subregions: Eastern Mallee, Hampton, Mardabilla.

IMCRA Regions: Eucla.

Local Government Areas (LGAs): Dundas.

Scientific Description
Chris Hollister, Nicholas Lander and Kevin Thiele, Saturday 10 November 2018

Shrubs, 0.5-2 m high. Leaves alternate, 7-25 mm mm long, 2-3 mm mm wide, glabrous; lamina flat, clearly widest above the middle, once divided, pinnately divided, tripartitely divided or divided only at the apex, entire, shallowly divided or divided to the midrib, with glands at the leaf (or leaf lobe) apex. Inflorescences yellow or red; innermost bracts 5-9 mm long; peduncles 2-3 mm long. Perianth 20-24 mm long, hairy; ovary hairy; pistil 24-30 mm long, pollen presenter erect, style glabrous. Flowers in April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November or December. Occurs in the Eremaean (ER) or South-west (SW) Botanical Province(s), in the Coolgardie (COO), Hampton (HAM) or Mallee (MAL) IBRA subregion(s).